SALES TAX-FREE HOLIDAY HELPS FLORIDA FAMILIES SAVE MONEY

On July 29, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Scott reminds families of the 2014 sales tax-free holiday beginning August 1. With the new school year approaching, parents and students can save money on their back to school shopping with the sales tax-free holiday from August 1 through August 3. Governor Scott said, “During this sales-tax holiday families will be able to save […]

Gov. Scott: Fee Reductions For Health Care Professionals

On July 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced fee reductions for the licensing of certain health care professionals.  Due to efficiencies found and the streamlining of processes, both the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Nursing identified excess fees and are passing this on as a cost savings to licensees. Governor Scott said, “The physicians and […]

Governor Rick Scott Announces Expansion of GE Energy Management in Clearwater

On July 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Capital investment of $50 million will create 250 jobs Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that GE’s Energy Management business will create a new 190,000 square feet manufacturing Center of Excellence (COE) in Clearwater. The COE will include the existing instrument transformer facility as well as new manufacturing operations for capacitors. The expansion encompasses a capital […]

Gov. Scott: Fee Reductions for Various Real Estate Licensees

On July 23, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is introducing permanent fee cuts for Florida Real Estate Commission licensees this month. Effective July 1, 2014, these permanent fee reductions will save real estate licensees on average more than $2.7 million every year on initial and renewal licensure fees. Impacted real estate licensees will include […]

State Files Suit against Digital Domain to Recoup Defrauded Public Money

On July 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, General Counsel Peter Antonacci announced that the Department of Economic Opportunity has filed a lawsuit against Digital Domain Media Group and related parties seeking to recoup millions of dollars of economic incentives that were fraudulently gained through false assurances, material misrepresentation and an organized scheme to defraud the state of Florida. William R. Scherer […]

Governor Scott Announces Almost $16 Million Investment for Coast to Coast Connector Project

On July 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. The Department of Transportation will invest $15.9 million to complete 11 phases of separate trail […]

Statement from Gov. Scott in Support of Israel

On July 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas: Governor Scott said, “I stand firmly with our ally Israel and unequivocally support
Israel’s right to defend herself from vicious terrorist attacks
launched by Hamas and other terrorist organizations. While the Middle
East is in turmoil, Israel remains an island of stability […]